Interview Starts at 7:42
We’re seeing very fierce price competition between all players. Your well-known, top-tier bestselling authors–their publishers are competing with self-published books, indie published books, at price points all the way from not only $9.99 but $7.49 down to a dollar, two dollars, $2.99. It’s just providing an incredibly interesting set of events. It’s also very, very good for readers.
Show Notes and Links:
“PM Launches E-book Bundling Program” by Judith Rosen at Publishers Weekly – August 20, 2013
PM Press web site
Braided Lives by Marge Piercy – $20 plus shipping for eBook and print version at PM Press
“Will the Quebec Government Step In to Try to Save Small Bookstores?” – at Publishing Perspectives – August 20, 2013
“Should the Price of Books be Regulated?” – CTV News video - August 16, 2013
“PQ mulls regulating price of books to save struggling stores, but critics say ‘insane idea’ will only hurt sales” by Katrina Clarke at The National Post – August 13, 2013
“Amazon Said to Have Tested a Wireless Network” by Olga Kharif & Danielle Kucera at Bloomberg.com
“Silk Has a New Look” at Silk Web Browser blog – August 12, 2013
Interview with Stephen Windwalker
Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King – $11.08 at the Kindle Store
1 Ragged Ridge Road by Leonard Foglia and David Richards – $0.99 at the Kindle Store
The Essentials Collection of National Book Award finalists and winners published by OpenRoad Media
Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries series at Amazon.com
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
Next Week’s Guest
Jane Friedman, cofounder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media
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